January 21, 2012
Disabled people should not be discriminated against. However, behind increasing numbers of disabled, is the rise in false claims: you can have rigorous detection or universality depending on your politics.
Both are expensive and do not target funds to the disabled, because if you assume the year on year growth is down to false claims then penalising the disabled is not the solution.
Education does provide a return on investment so it is worth doing, always. State-run family planning however seems to have a terribly high cost. I am all for reducing the world population but there is no reason to dictate to evolution.
January 17, 2012
London is going to be a melting pot in more ways than one this summer as the Olympics swells London by half a million from all over. It will be a grand gathering for viruses and bacteria conducting their own competitions.
Ron Paul is not advocating use of drugs, he is advocating pure choice. How does his model of society treat a victim of crime? These are the margins that would be sacrificed, very progressive, very unkind, very fair, a world where money talks, a world where money shouts, when you are down and out.
Foolishly, left as a comment on youtube
January 14, 2012
Is it political? It is by its location and jobs of those concerned. Police appear to be taking to random street thuggery? That is hardly what we need to assure us all that we live in a democratic country and not a fascist one. The police must defend why they would pin down people without cause and intimidate and assault innocent civilians (who happen to work for Labour MPs making this political). And if it is not defensible, then something must change if we are to consider the UK a democratic land. Maybe a bit of self reflection on this as social commentary will become too embarrassing to the Government. It needs to change sharply, we do not require this culture of violent control.
Not at a civil level, nor at a parliamentary level either. In fact the conflict between super powers is counter intuitive and regressive.